2018 Apex Music Festival
Produced by Six String Presents
Proceeds to benefit the Apex Downtown Business Association and Guardian Angel Thrift, supporting Alzheimer’s research
Saturday, September 15, 2018
3pm – midnight
Downtown – Apex, NC
The Apex Music Festival will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018, in beautiful Downtown Apex, NC. Hosted by the Apex Downtown Business Association, the purpose of the festival is to increase awareness, support, and funding for the continued beautification and revitalization of Downtown Apex and to provide support and funding for Guardian Angel Thrift.
Now in its eighth year, the Apex Music Festival attracts thousands of fans to historic Downtown Apex, NC to enjoy live music, street vendors, food trucks, beer and wine and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants.
Three outdoor stages and one indoor theater will host a variety of acts from local, regional and national performers from many musical genres, including Rock, Folk, R&B, Blue Grass, Country, Pop and Americana and more. Local food trucks will feature unique food choices in addition to the several indoor offerings from local restaurants and taverns near the festival grounds. There will be a variety of beer stations offering a mix of domestic and craft beers from local breweries. Take a break from the music to visit many fine shops and boutiques along nearby historic Salem Street.
This year, proceeds from the festival will go to Guardian Angel Thrift to assist them in their mission to support Alzheimer’s research.
About the Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA)
The Apex Downtown Business Association (ADBA), a not-for-profit organization, represents dozens of small businesses that give historic Downtown Apex its small-town charm. Our organization has been instrumental in bringing about the Peak City’s community spirit by facilitating teamwork, communication and promotional activities among business owners, community leaders, service organizations, citizens and sponsors. ADBA leads several events throughout the year, including Music Fest, Trick or Treat on Salem Street (free to the public), Witches on Salem Street (free to the public) and Christmas on Salem Street (free to the public). Our near-term goals include making the downtown area more accessible and convenient to visitors, and revitalizing and enhancing Downtown Apex.
About Guardian Angel Thrift
The Guardian Angel Thrift is a nonprofit supporting Alzheimer’s research, born from an idea of how to raise money for research to help find a cure for this disease. Laura Gaddis saw her mother suffer with Alzheimer’s for 12 years. Nearing the end of her mother’s life, she woke one morning with a plan she quickly put on paper. It would be a nonprofit thrift store with the sales funding Alzheimer’s research.
Thanks to public support, since our beginning we have been able to contribute $2,200,000 for Alzheimer’s research in the state of North Carolina. All of our profits after operational expenses go to Alzheimer’s research.
About the Town of Apex
The town of Apex was incorporated in 1873, named for its location as the highest point on a portion of the Chatham Railroad which ultimately extends between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida. At the heart of town stands the Apex Union Depot, originally a passenger station for the Seaboard Air Line Railroad and later home to the locally supported Apex Community Library. The depot now houses the Apex Chamber of Commerce.
Apex has continued to grow in recent years. A sizable shopping center was built at the intersection of Highway 55 and US 64, and several new neighborhoods have been built as the town grows toward the west.
In addition to the Apex Union Depot, the Apex City Hall, Apex Historic District, Calvin Wray Lawrence House, and Utley-Council House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.